Basko is located at the Opus Tower designed by Zaha Hadid.

Our social media feed has been flooded with photos of a stunning shiny red staircase in Dubai and after a little investigation, we found the location! The stylish and very instagram-worthy spiral set of stairs is located inside Basko, one of Dubai’s hottest new dining spots.

Offering Mediterranean cuisine with a 60’s twist, the first thing we fell in love with was was of course, the decor. The statement bar and the cozy seating indoors transports you straight to the swinging 60’s era. The outdoor terrace overlooks to Burj Khalifa and is decorated with the same vibrant colors that are present inside.

Having browsed the menu at home, we were already quite sure of what we wanted but with the added help of the waiter we made a few additions, which we truly didn’t regret.

We started with the crispy tuna tartine made with bluefin tuna and topped with a spicy sauce. The raw langoustines with citrus olive oil had a delightful sauce that we soaked the freshly made bread in and throughly enjoyed every last bite.

Next came the burrata that had the perfect balance of creamy and silky and combined with the artichoke hearts and forest mushrooms, this delicious dish was a meal on its own.

The calamari with piquitos citrus and tomato sauce definitely required more fresh bread. Once the basket arrived we scooped up the calamari and the sauce and wiped the dish clean.

The braised short ribs with squash, sweet potato and chestnut were divine. The meat fell off the bone and literally melted in our mouths-this dish will please even the most discerning meat lovers.

In dessert we picked the classic lemon tart. The sharp and tangy flavor combined with a fluffy meringue was the perfect end to this fabulous meal.

Basko is a winning retro-style Mediterranean restaurant that curates masterful dishes, from beautifully thought-out influences from Spain, France, and  The Basque.



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